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Detail Dawgs takes home $10,000 in UGA Entrepreneurship Venture Prize

University of Georgia senior Jack TerHaar liked having a clean car and hated working at his bar job in downtown Athens. That was the inspiration behind Detail Dawgs, TerHaar’s car detailing business and the winner of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program’s third annual Venture Prize Competition.  TerHaar, who studies real estate and finance at the Terry […]

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Stock Pitch Competition keeps paying dividends

Each winter, dozens of finance students migrate to Athens to make their case for a chance to pitch stocks in one of the few in-person stock pitch competitions in the U.S. Now in its 10th year, the University of Georgia Stock Pitch Competition — organized by UGA’s Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) and the Terry […]

Chris Allen, Tonya Davies, Dean Ben Ayers, Laura Picott and KB Yabuku

Building community through business

Success isn’t defined by the car you drive or the square footage of your house — it’s the opportunities you create for others that let you know how far you’ve come. Sometimes, it’s as monumental as the first person who looks like you taking a C-level role at your company. Sometimes, it’s as simple as […]

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Terry Welcomes 2024 Trailblazers

The Terry College of Business recognized four alumni as the 2024 Terry Trailblazers on Feb. 7 at the Business Learning Community. Terry Trailblazers are business leaders who achieved career success while making a meaningful impact on their organizations and communities. In addition to a roundtable discussion, each Trailblazer had flash mentoring appointments with several Terry students.

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Altera Investments named fastest-growing UGA business

Altera Investments, an Atlanta-based alternative investment firm focused on the lower middle market led by three Terry College graduates, placed first in the Bulldog 100 ranking of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by University of Georgia alumni.

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No. 1 in value: Georgia MBA leads Financial Times’ global ranking

For those who’ve thought about the time it takes to earn an MBA from the University of Georgia, the cost-benefit calculation has never been clearer. It pays off. The return on investment of a Georgia MBA compared to its cost is tops in the world, according to the latest MBA rankings from the Financial Times.

Carolina Salge

A new way to think about bots

Salge and co-authors — Elena Karahanna of UGA and Jason Thatcher of the University of Colorado-Boulder (formerly of Temple University) — recently won best paper awards from the Association for Information Systems, the academic association for information systems scholars, and from MIS Quarterly, a premier information systems journal, for their investigation into the ways bots impact the information ecosystem online.

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The future of work means thriving through change

With the rapid pace of technological change, the most significant thing an academic program can give its students is the ability to evolve, said Gerald Kane, who was named head of the Terry College of Business Department of Management Information Systems on Jan. 1. 

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Local knowledge yields quicker, bigger sales

“Location, location, location” may be the mantra when choosing the right home, but new research from the University of Georgia finds it also might be key when choosing the right real estate agent.

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Moving the needle

After earning a degree in music education from UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music in 2004, David Osborne began working as a music teacher at a local elementary school. But a playful boast set him on an unforeseen career path. “My friends and I were 25, 26, and we were all getting engaged,” he recalled. […]

Ling Xue and Carolina Salge

MIS faculty recognized for scholarly work

Faculty from the Terry College of Business Department of Management Information Systems were honored for their contributions to the field by the Association for Information Systems. “We are extremely fortunate to have two such outstanding scholars in our department,” said Gerald Kane, head of the MIS department and the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry […]

Chris Allen, Tanya Davies, Laura Picott and KB Yabuku

2024 Terry Trailblazers return to campus

From crisis management to commercial real estate to providing the financial backbone for medical professionals and facilities, Terry graduates are shaping the business world of tomorrow. This year the Terry College recognizes four alumni committed to mentoring and developing leaders in their companies and communities. They will share insights on service and success at the […]

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The Nashville Network: The Venue Guys

If you’re a musician in Nashville, you need a stage. Fortunately, in Music City, there are more than 180. With so many opportunities, it can be good to have a connection. Enter Colin Keegan (BBA ’13, BSEd ’13), talent booker for Brooklyn Bowl Nashville and Live Nation Southeast, and Brent Hyams (ABJ ’94), general manager at the soon-to-reopen Cannery Hall. They make the deals to bring musicians to the stage and so much more.

Neil Bendle

Customers as assets?

Not understanding the financial value of customers makes it impossible to make a case for the ROI of customer investments, argues University of Georgia Terry College of Business marketing professor Neil Bendle. Bendle has written several academic papers on the value of customers and how marketers can show the financial impact of their work. Now, he’s brought that research together in The Customer Asset: Understanding and Managing its Value. 

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Alex and Meredith Zimmerman: Island Life

In November 2017, just three months after they got married, Alex (BSES ’14) and Meredith Zimmerman (BBA ’15) quit their jobs in Charlotte, North Carolina, and moved to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Their plans were vague, but their ambition and sense of adventure were anything but.

Stephanie Mundy

The Nashville Network: Stephanie Mundy Self

Like many residents of Nashville, Stephanie Mundy Self (BBA ’07, BMus ’07) harbored dreams of a career on stage. The South Carolina native earned a scholarship to UGA as a voice major in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music but soon saw many of her fellow musicians struggling to get jobs. She needed a backup plan, and she came up with a good one.

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Photos of the Year

As the year draws to a close, join us as we celebrate some moments that made 2023 extraordinary at the Terry College of Business.

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A full circle journey

Haley Rose decided to attend the University of Georgia before she ever set foot on campus. She knew plenty about the university—her grandfather, Harold Black, was one of UGA’s first Black students to enroll and the first African American graduate from the Terry College of Business. But UGA’s sport management program finalized her decision. Rose […]

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West Coast transplant committed to helping fellow students soar

Growing up in Thousand Oaks, California, a large suburb of Los Angeles, Kyle Huemme didn’t have a clue where he wanted to go to college, only that he wanted to try something new. Huemme fell for the charm of the Classic City and the University of Georgia after a college advisor encouraged him to tour […]

Faculty Awards Winter 2023

Five Terry College professors receive 2023 faculty awards

The Terry College of Business presented its annual awards for outstanding teaching, research and service to five faculty members in December. The award winners were chosen based on nominations by their peers.

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The Nashville Network: The Talent Agents

Matthew Morgan (BBA ’02) and Jonathan Insogna (AB ’04) graduated from UGA within a couple years of each other. They were in different programs — Morgan studied marketing; Insogna, speech communications — and they didn’t know one another, but they did share a love of live music. But could a love of music lead to a career? Did they think that was possible?